Former waste ground covered by weed strewn tarmac in Dunston has been retored with the help of children from Dunston Riverside Primary School.
The corner site between Colliery Road and Collingwood Terrace near the meeting of the rivers Tyne and Team had been blighted by anti-social behaviour.
Gateshead Council agreed to a scheme to create a pleasant community space which local people could take pride in and deter anti-social activities.The work to replace the old tarmac was paid for by Gateshead’s Neighbourhood Pride fund, which provides cash to help tackle issues which matter most to residents and can make neighbourhoods a better place to live in.
Neighbourhood Pride is a joint venture between Gateshead Council and The Gateshead Housing Company.
Plans are already being made to improve the area further during National Tree Week.